It’s already been 16 years since the tragic death of one of the greatest hip hop talents to have ever lived. 16 years later, we still cherish the music of Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G…even from South Korea. Mixed by DJ YTst (part of DJ collective 360 Sounds), check out this tribute mix that honors one of the greats.
One thing’s for certain when one of hip-hop’s heroes falls. You can expect plenty of tribute mixes to hit the internet within hours of the tragic news. But when it comes to tribute mixes, there’s only one DJ we turn to—DJ Premier.
Preemo now gives us this mix in honor of Heavy D. Though mostly culled from his era with Heavy D and the Boyz, you know Premier gets deeper, with some guest appearances and posse cuts.
Let’s be honest. A lot of folks mourning the loss of ’70s proto-hip-hop poet and radical Gil Scott-Heron are probably more familiar with the name than they are with the music. Hell, an entire generation know him mostly as a lyric from an LCD Soundsystem song. And an even younger generation think he’s just the guy who got remixed by Jamie XX. …MORE
We can’t all be A-listers and it’s pretty hard for me to watch three hours of TV, so I gathered the clips that mattered to me. If you need water cooler talk, I gotcha covered.
THE EXCELLENT: With all the hoopla surrounding The Grammys, The Roots Jam Session is the hands-down winner for high-quality and a star-studded turnout. As one of the best house bands and true aficionados capable of bringing down the house, this was one of the night’s highlights. Read the full recap and photos to come soon.